Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is an initiative started by Stetson University to offer programs and learning opportunities to mature adults who want to continue to expand their horizons, who seek knowledge for its own sake, and who have zest for getting out in the world and exploring all of the adventures that life has to offer.

Lifelong Learning opportunities are offered right here in Florida - in DeLand and Celebration - and its programs take participants around the world:

  • to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Everglades and Key West
  • to Italy, where each step is a step into history
  • to the Stetson Mansion in DeLand - Florida's only Gilded Age mansion, built by Stetson University's early benefactor, John B. Stetson

Your Classes

The Celebration Fall 2015 Course Catalog is now available!

The DeLand Fall 2015 Course Catalog is now available!

The Stetson Celebration Center and the DeLand Campus each run their programs in three sessions during the semester. The session and start dates for each are generally specific to each location. See the upcoming Catalogs below for details on the start dates for each session. The catalog for each location also contains more information on course dates.

» View the Celebration Fall 2015 Course Catalog (new)

  • Celebration Lifelong Open House! September 3rd, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Stetson University Celebration Center

» View the DeLand Fall 2015 Course Catalog (new)

  • DeLand Lifelong Open House! September 4th, 2015 10 am - 12 pm. Stetson University DeLand campus, Flagler Hall, 104

Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the recognized leader in educational travel programs for lifelong learning. The organization offers programs throughout the world. Stetson University and Road Scholar have partnered over the last 20 years to offer an average of 80 programs for lifelong learners in the Central Florida area each year. Road Scholar and Stetson University also offer intergenerational programs for those wishing to share the experience with loved ones.

Upcoming Events

Celebration Lifelong Calendar of Events | Stetson Lifelong at DeLand | Stetson University Celebration Center

Celebration Guest Lectures

All lectures are at 4:15 p.m. unless otherwise specified

February 4
MicheLee Puppet Lecture
Empowering Live (Time: 2:00 p.m.)

February 11
Kimberly Reading
Keeping History Alive

February 18
Joy Wallace Dickinson
Mysteries of Orlando’s Past, B.D. (Before Disney)

March 11
Shelley Lauten
How Will Central Florida Grow in the 21st Century?

March 18
Michael Carlson
The HGTV 2009 Green Home

April 1
Stephanie Garber
From Chaos to Order

April 15
Dr. Kenneth Hanson
Making Murder Legal: The Nazi Campaign of Genocide

Celebration Field Trips

March 6
A Peek Behind the Scenes at Disney Event Group

April 12
The Orlando Repertory Theatre (Shrek the Musical)

April 22
Sun n’ Fun Fly In

Celebration Clubs

Stetson Lifelong Book Club
Georgia on My Mind

4th Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23


Stetson Lifelong Movie Club
Georgia on My Mind

4th Thursday of the month at 10:45 a.m.
January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23


Stetson Lifelong Bonsai Club

2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
February 9, March 9, April 13


Stetson Lifelong Wellness Coaching Club

1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5